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Monday, February 20, 2012

That's Right I'm A DOG

My friends, I have most exciting news ...


this weekend I did something that I've NEVER done before (not ever)


I was out patrolling my new yard


Did I mention how much I LOVE my new yard? Well, I do!


 I sensed an intruder ...and that's when IT happened ...


(insert drum roll) ... I barked at a squirrel!


Now, we don't have audio footage of this momentous event, but this photograph shows  approximately where IT happened. My assistant was quite surprised by this whole turn of events as I've never shown any interest in squirrels in the almost eleven years we've shared. Let me tell you, this big back yard thing has changed me - I'm a NEW DOG!

P.S.: It took awhile for me to feel comfortable in my new yard. Check out my initial reaction here. 
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69 comments

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO HIP HIP HoooooRaaaaay fur you PIP!!

THAT is just the grrrreatest thingy I have heard in 87 weeks!!! WOW

HOOOOOOOOO RAYYYYYYYYY PIP


WAY TO GO BUDDY!

I am Sooooooo Happy Fur YOU!!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

PIP...

The Tree Rat Terror!!!!

charlene and Storm said...

ahhh good on ya little man xxx

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey there, well done Pip.
Happy barking.
Toodle pip!
Bertie (who loves nothing more than a good old bark in the back garden).

2browndawgs said...

We hope that is the first of more barking at Mr. SQ's (we don't use the whole word here) yet to come.

the brown dawgs

Anny said...

WOW! You ARE a real NEW dog!! Bet all them squirrels are running home quickly and spreading the news about a fierce lil doggy. I knew you'll feel right at home at your new yard!

woofs n licks,
Dommy

houndstooth said...

Oh Pip! I'm so happy for you! Well, happy except for the fact that you seem to have a squirrel infestation in your yard. Our yard isn't fenced, but Dad keeps talking about making it happen! I have my paws crossed. If you need any help with those squirrels, give me a call!

Bunny

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! ENJOY your YARD ... its exciting you'll meet n have new friends soon. Happy Monday! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Hilary said...

Pip, good for you.. you got to keep that assistant of yours on her toes

Marg said...

Oh Pip, we knew you would get to like your new yard. It is fun isn't it?? And barked at a squirrel. That is so terrific. Well done. Before you know it, you will be the great hunter. Hope you all have a great week.

Sam and Pippen said...

Way to go, Dude! Nice to know that you are really a dog...

Sam and Pippen

HoundDogMom said...

Oh, we can see that brave pesky little guy peaking out of the corner at your. We are so glad that you found your voice this weekend. We are with Bunny if you need help just holler we can get the ones that sneak between Bunny's legs. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Douglas said...

Grrreat job telling those squirrels who's boss Pip!

Rooooo!
Douglas

KB said...

yipeee!!!!! I'm so happy that you like your yard! I knew that you'd eventually love it.

As for that squirrel, I bet that he's quaking in his boots sitting up in a tree, scared to death that the almighty Pip might come bark at him again!!!!!

Casper Bear said...

Way to go Pip!!! So glad you love your new yard
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

tubby3pug said...

That is a nice yard. We have a much smaller urban yard and its concrete which mom hates, but in a way its good since we dont get muddy and we do play ball back there. We park our care there too and we love our car since it takes us on adventures

Rene said...

LOL, way to be a ferocious dog!

Bassetmomma said...

Booyah!! You tell that pesky sqirrel! Show 'em who's boss around your yard Pip!

Pibble said...

It's IN you Pip, it's IN you! You're a hunter and a fighter! But you're still a handsome little man... :)

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo, darlin' boy!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey Tree Rat Terror... a word about the rabbit poop... you gotta SNEAK to eat that stuffs... the moms don't think much of us eatin it. Just pretend you are lookin fur a Better spot to place your pee.. and then grab a mouthful. The worms weren't that bad when you consider how YUMMY the poops are.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Yep.... looks like it just felt too big at first, but you seem to be king of your domain now. Good Job!

pawhugs, Max

Sweet William The Scot said...

WOW Mr. Pip & Mr. Squirrel ~ bet you scarred the bejeebers out of him. I have a giant tree in my back yard. I run circles around that tree trying to get the squirrels till I'm dizzy.
Thanks for your words of wisdom. We have comment moderation on and Gmail spam marked for the two nasties.
Being new ~ I keep finding more things to mark.
Sweet William The Scot

Jo's World said...

Hey Pip:

Three cheers for your bravery to get out there and scare squirrels!

I do wish we could swap yards though, I have a very small yard, not even room to get up a good run, and you with a hyooge yard. Ah well, you'll have fun!

Cheers,
Stella

Jazzi said...

WELCOME to the squirrel barking club. I bark at them like there is no tomorrow!!

wags
jazzi and addy

brandi said...

Oh, Mr. Pip! Maybe you will have a Mr. Squirrel friend like I used to have where we used to live. They are great at gossip! And actually really nice once you get to know them.
But maybe woofies don't like them, and that's why you barked.
Sad that you barked, but happy that you like your new yard and ARE barking.

harrispen said...

Sounds like the suburban life is suiting you well Pip. I'm glad you are comfortable to patrol your yard and bark at squirrels now.

Cindy

GOOSE said...

Woo Hoo Mr. PIP. Big yards are the best. And now you know how to take care of the evil squirrels. Glad you like your yard now.
Blessings,
Goose

Carol said...

Yea Pip,
Way to take over your new yard, before you know you'll be chasing those squirrels.

The silvers and more

Tucker The Crestie said...

Great job, Pip!

Remington said...

Great job, my friend! Bravo!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Pip...Me is sooooo proud of you! Now you's can join da Official Blogville Squirrel Patrol!

:o)

Helen P. said...

That sounds so nice to have a yard!! Indiana is seething with jealousy.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You tell those pesky squirrels, Pip. This is YOUR yard and they had best respect that!!!

We are so happy to know that you are very happy in your new and BIG kingdom.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Madi and Mom said...

MOL Pip I knew there was a wild game hunter hiding way deep inside of your handsome self!! Now that you have found your squirrel voice be sure to use it a lot. They need to know a new man had taken charge of the premises!
Great big hugs from your BFFF
and an avid admirer.
Madi and Mom

Sue said...

Yeah Pip, We are sooo proud of you, big guy! Keep up the good work.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Brian said...

I sure am happy to hear that you are now friends with your yard Mr. Pip! Fun you will have!!!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

You have such a beautiful yard, Pip. Can't wait to see more photos of you enjoying your yard.

sprinkles said...

Well done, Pip!

My boys used to bark at the tree rats but now they mostly just ignore them. Don't know what changed.

sprinkles said...

Well done, Pip!

My boys used to bark at the tree rats but now they mostly just ignore them. Don't know what changed.

Sarge said...

Hey Pip!
Wow, you are one fierce, brave, killer pooch in a small package! I'm so super proud of you and I bet you feel like a Mastiff or Great Dane now. Good for you. I bet that squirrel will think twice before coming into your pawesome yard.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Kari in Vegas said...

woo hoo what fun!!! Way to go Pip!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

dw said...

Hey Pip, I guess that means you've embraced your new backyard!! I'm in the city so I don't have a backyard...you don't think that would be a problem for a little pup would it? I really am ready to start looking for little pups (maybe about your size!).

24 Paws of Love said...

Better tell that assistant of yours to get out the camera because the Wild Dog Pip is about to fully emerge!! :)

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

You are so brave Pip, we don't have squirrels but we have lots of crows that Elliot goes crazy at.
We love your new yard, it is so big!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

3 doxies said...

Well good golly, it's bouts time you! I bets it was a most ferocious bark too. Dude, I can't tells you how proud I is of you furs bein' so courageous...dat was a giant step furs you...well, I mean not really GIANT but...you gets my point.
You do has a huge backyard, it's much nicer than mine.

Puddles

jen said...

I am so proud of you Pip! This is HUGE news!!! You da man Mr.Pip! I bet that squirrel will never come in your yard again!

Chicco said...

Happy Carnival to you too dear Pip.
i love your photos.
Woof, woof,

Chicco

Nola said...

Way to go Pip!
Dachshund Nola

Jan's Funny Farm said...

wow, it must be fun to have a big yard. But we can see how it could have been scary at first, to suddenly be surrounded by so much empty space. But now you can chase squirrels. Whee!

The Island Cats said...

Wow, Pip! We are so impressed!! We bet that squirrel won't be coming back to your new yard anytime soon!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Days!
Is a whole new world when you have something new to bark at.
Soon you will be able to run just as fast!
love
tweedles

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Pip, the squirrels here are nasty! They sit on the telephone pole and cackle at Mabel!

Hope you put your squirrels in their place!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You gotta let every buddy know who's boss
Benny & Lily

Rubie said...

Congrats Pip - see how great it is to have a big backyard......those squirrels had better keep an eye out for you now!!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie

The Cat From Hell said...

Yous Barked at a Squirrel! Hooray! Me meows at them! Not jjust bird chatter, like cats does to birds outside the window, but me meows at them!
Kisses
Nellie

Au and Target said...

Pip! How pawsome is that! But don't get cornered by that squirrel, it may have big teeth!

What Remains Now said...

How wonderful, Pip! So glad you're enjoying your yard.

Peggy Frezon said...

Did it talk back?
Maybe you'll become friends!

Bocci said...

So glad you're getting comfortable with your new yard, Pip. Your're one lucky pooch to have such a great big yard-and I'm especially glad you've joined the squirrel chasers among us!

Stewey said...

Pawsome job, Pip!
Stewey

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Way to go Pip. You are so brave and fearless. We knew you would love your big yard once you had sniffed it out properly. Yay!!!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Welcome to the not so secret society of Dogs Who Squirrels Fear! You are awesome, my friend!

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

Dear friend,

Sorry for not dropping in awhile :) I've been busy working (helping mom) thus kind of forgot to update my blog.

I might not be able to post as often as before so please head over to my newest post and leave a comment so I could add you on mom's new site. With this we could still keep in contact and it'll easier for me to drop by often to your page :)

Love,
Autumn & Jasmine

Roo said...

Pip Pal! :D

I wondered where Coach Lucky was. Visiting you eh? Cool :D

Glad you're enjoying your yard! And lettin the SQ's know who's boss! :D

I've missed ya pal. Still not back. Butt will post soon. It will have to do with the weird thing that's gonna happen to your Power of the Paw widget ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Declan said...

Wey hey my boy! Us dogs are born to bark (chase and I hope one day eat) squibbles! Deccy x

Asta said...

BWAVO PIP!!!!!!
you have pwoved that it's YOUW Yawd!!! No doubt about it! I'm so happy that you awe feeling at home in it and loving it..I knew you would
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Yay, Pip! You now have External Territory! A veritable Outdoor Kingdom of Pip, Lord of All You Survey. Ain't it grand? And Lady Ronnii sent you a lovely royal robe. Life doesn't get any better.

Jed & Abby

Kristin G. said...

I'm SO GLAD you're enjoying your new yard, Pip. Every dog should have one to roam around in. Now that you're on squirrel patrol, do you want to come over here and help Zoe with some squirrel stalking chores. The little buggers drive her bonkers!

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